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Armed militia groups gather outside Virginia Capitol supporting Second Amendmant ahead of Inauguration Day

Various armed militia groups gathered outside the Virginia Capitol on "Lobby Day," an annual event held on January 19 in support of Second Amendment rights. Militia groups such as the Boogaloo Bois, the Black Panthers and the Proud Boys all descended on the Capitol as they showed their support for the Second Amendment. An armed gun activist is heard saying: "We're rocking mags with double the legal limit and I do it proudly. You want to arrest me? arrest me. You want to charge me? Charge me but I stand by the Constitution." In a parallel rally, members of the Virginia Civilian Defense League (VDCL) staged caravans to drive through the city. The president of the VCDL Phillip van Cleave said he hopes this year that Second Amendment supporters will win seats in the elections and begin to enact pro-gun laws in Virginia beginning next year. In a rebuke to Van Cleave, the leader of the Boogaloo Bois Mike Dunn said Van Cleave is "100 years too late" and that the way to protest is "armed rebellion."
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